A POWERFUL TOOL AND A BLESSING
During the midst of the 2012 Feast of Tabernacles, someone who is not affiliated with our
group, nor have I ever met, emailed me with what I thought at the time was an unusual question. He asked if I would be interested
in having or acquiring a microphone that at one time belonged to Mr. Herbert W Armstrong.
At first I thought this was some kind of prank or scam, but I noticed he had attached some
pictures of the microphone in his email. The pictures looked legitimate and this person also gave some background about the
microphone (he is a musician) and how he came into possession of it and his past association with the Worldwide Church of
God and Ambassador College.
It didn’t take me long to respond to this email and indeed affirm my interest in this
microphone. It would be nice to have for historical purposes as well as sentimental value even though I didn’t know
if the microphone even worked. This man then emailed me back to inquire as to “why” I wanted this microphone.
He was apparently wanting to find a good home for it and wanted to make sure it was not destroyed and he stated that he knew
there were people out there who love to destroy anything associated with Mr. Armstrong.
I assured him that this would not happen and gave him some background about myself and our
work here on the Church of God website. We made an agreement on the price for the microphone which was very fair, and I received
the microphone in the mail shortly after the 2012 Feast of Tabernacles.
I was surprised to find that not only does this microphone work, but it works very well! I
have been using this microphone to record my sermons that are posted on this website since shortly after the 2012 Feast.
I fully understand that this microphone is just a physical object. But to me it takes on a
great symbolic meaning. This “physical object” was used by God’s end time apostle in helping to fulfill
Matt. 24:14 (preaching the gospel to the world as a witness) which we know is a fulfilled prophecy.
This microphone came to me “out of the blue” (or did it?) and was totally unexpected.
And it came at the end of seven years since the beginning of this website. To me it is a great blessing and an honor to be
able to use this powerful tool. I only hope I can live up to the example and standard that was set by its original owner.
Daniel E. Cohran
Here are some pictures of the microphone. It is an Electro-Voice 660, made in the late 1960’s.